1. Sprinkle gelatin over 1 cup half-and-half in a small saucepan; let stand 1 to 2 minutes. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat 3 minutes or until gelatin dissolves; remove from heat. Add chocolate, stirring until chocolate melts.
2. Gradually stir in remaining 1 cup half-and-half, condensed milk, and vanilla. Pour 1/2 cup custard into each of 6 stemmed glasses or 6-ounce custard cups. Cover and chill 8 hours or until ready to serve. Serve with fresh berries and garnish with mint, if desired.
Pure vanilla has one of the most complex tastes, and there's no mistaking its unique flavor and aroma. Don't be tempted to use imitation vanillait is made from chemicals and lacks the depth of flavor of the real thing.